Item - ONE MAN, ONE VOTE: HOW THE 2002 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN ZIMBABWE WERE WON

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ONE MAN, ONE VOTE: HOW THE 2002 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN ZIMBABWE WERE WON

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22 mins
VHS x 2 and DVD

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Producer: Solidarity Peace Trust, Zimbabwe: 2004
This film illustrates the way in which the voters roll for the 2002 Presidential election was manipulated by the ruling party to ensure a victory for Robert Mugabe. The Electoral Act allows any citizen in Zimbabwe to inspect the roll and, on payment of a fee, to purchase a copy but in the run-up to the 2002 elections the main opposition party, the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) was denied access by the Registrar-General, a stalwart of the ruling ZANU PF party. On the eve of the election it was further discovered that, although voter registration had closed in January 2002, there had been a “secret” registration of over 400 000 voters between January and March. The MDC suspicious of the results, managed to obtain four constituency rolls which contained names of deceased, duplications and unknown addresses. There were possibly, as many as two million (35%) bogus voters on the roll.

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